Klaus Peters, Grande Prairie, Alberta

Klaus Peters has been photographing Trumpeter Swans since he moved to Grande Prairie, AB (Swan City) almost ten years ago. As a young boy in Germany, he remembers being fascinated by birds. His family immigrated to Canada when he was ten years old, and, while living in Winnipeg, he would often go out on his bicycle to be alone in …

Karen Rutschmann – Scott-Free Photography

Karen Rutschmann is a mother of five, nurse, actress and photographer living in Drumheller, Alberta. See her photo taken at Stuart Lake near Fort St. James, B.C. in the card Reflections of Love.

Randall Wiebe, Rosebud, Alberta

randallwiebe.com patreon.com/randallwiebe Randall Wiebe is a multifaceted artist. His specialty is portraits. At events such as the Rosebud Music Festival (15 Minutes of Fame), he performs a 15-minute portrait of a volunteer from the audience. Randall has been involved in the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, Alberta since its inception. He has served as playwright, director, artistic director, photographer, …

Shannon Brown, Edmonton, Alberta

“I love, love, LOVE the north!” Shannon spent her childhood in High Level, northern Alberta, and moved to Peace River at age 13. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. For two summers, Shannon served on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway that explores historic Klondike Gold Rush sites like …

Rustle of Spring

I was listening to Sirius XM 75 today and was invited to post on their Facebook page my favorite classical song that describes some element of nature or the weather. I knew there must be one; it was calling to me from the recesses of my emotional memory, but couldn’t think of it. I went hiking in the hills with …

Jessie Krushel, Peace River, Alberta

Artistic Mediums: Photography, Acrylic Painting, Pastels, and Food! Jessie Krushel grew up in Peace River, Alberta where she dabbled in piano, voice, dance, musical theatre, skiing, horse-back riding, and hiking in the hills. She developed a special passion for reading and painting early in her childhood. Jessie studied Linguistics and Psychology at Grant McEwan College and U of A and …

Royce Howland, Calgary, AB

Royce is an accredited photographer with the Professional Photographers of Canada, and is based in Calgary, Alberta. “My home places me amidst some of the most amazing photographic subjects in the world. But I also enjoy traveling… I call my work Vivid Aspect Photography, and it’s my goal to show rich, resonant interpretations of the world.” See his Grizzly Bear …

Mary Parslow, Dawson Creek, B.C.

Mary Parslow is a mother and grandmother who lives with her husband in northern British Columbia. She surrounds herself with things she loves – family, nature, and art. Mary is currently following her passion for printmaking. She is interested in responding to nature, relationships and the local context by using bold colour and expressive line to achieve a dynamic image …

Patricia Peters, Grande Prairie, AB

Patricia Peters grew up in Burnaby, B.C. and studied Art, History and Communication in Utah and Paris. She returned to Canada, where she continues as a life-long student. Patricia loves to get together with other artists and experiment with different mediums. She has painted with the Blind Bay Painters in Salmon Arm, B.C., teaches and takes art workshops, and exhibits …

My First Blog Post Ever

Welcome to this new Canadian arts venue! C’mon in! We’d like the DonaBona Blog to be like a meeting place for artists and lovers of art. Imagine you’ve been enjoying the great outdoors with friends and you decide to drop in to this new art harbour. The entrance is through a bakery/deli with some comfy couches, a couple of musicians …